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Houston Independent School District, 2021
This report describes the Achieve 180 Program in Year 3, the last of the three years initially planned for this comprehensive program. The 54 participating schools received Texas Education Agency campus accountability ratings of "Improvement Required" (IR), "Not Rated," or "Former Improvement Required". The 2019-2020…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Educational Improvement, Accountability
Houston Independent School District, 2021
The "Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students" (Texas State Plan) represents the accountability plan for measuring the performance of districts in providing state-mandated services to students identified as gifted/talented (G/T). The State Board of Education approved revisions in July 2019. The Texas State Plan…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Program Evaluation
Houston Independent School District, 2021
In alignment with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, the state of Texas created section 134.006 of the Texas Education Code in 2009 to provide grants to educational institutions for career and technical education (CTE) programs. This code allows for the creation of CTE programs that prepare students to meet business…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Enrollment, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Houston Independent School District, 2021
Title I, Part A; Title II, Part A; and Title IV, Part A funds are provided to the Houston Independent School District (HISD) through the 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). All three funds focus on enhancing student achievement. Title I, Part A…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2020
This study explored outcomes related to students' participation in a Houston Symphony (HS) partnership at a targeted HISD elementary school. Students received weekly in-school core enrichment instruction and after-school violin instruction by Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musicians throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. The study found that…
Descriptors: Musicians, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Children
Houston Independent School District, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) closed its campuses and district offices on March 12, 2020. On March 30, 2020, HISD moved to remote learning, which included distance learning, independent study, live online meetings, and completing assignments online or paper-based packets mailed to the home.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, Distance Education
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2020
This program evaluation examined the perceptions of secondary Teacher Development Specialists (TDS) regarding their coaching competencies in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, social studies, literacy, and instructional technology. Moreover, the study assessed the extent secondary TDS' coaching practices improved teachers'…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Specialists, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Skills
Houston Independent School District, 2020
In November 2019, the Legislative Budget Board published a management and performance review of the Houston Independent School District. Among its recommendations was one that concerned professional development for teachers of English learners (ELs). Specifically, the report recommended: "[S]urveying teachers of ELs to determine where they…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes
Graham, Georgia – Houston Independent School District, 2020
The Office of Special Education Services (OSES) at Houston Independent School District (HISD) wanted to explore various approaches to professional development (PD) that would allow more teachers to access training to improve their efficacy supporting students with disabilities. Currently, the department uses traditional in-person approaches to PD…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness
Houston Independent School District, 2020
The Texas Education Code (§ 29.051) requires school districts to provide every language minority student with the opportunity to participate in either a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program. This is the evaluation report summarizing the performance of students who participated in the district's Dual Language Bilingual Program.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Language Minorities, Program Evaluation, Academic Achievement
Houston Independent School District, 2020
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. Centrally coordinated summer school programs in 2020 included accelerated instruction for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) re-testers;…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Graham, Georgia – Houston Independent School District, 2020
Early exposure to college and career readiness supports were offered to disadvantaged grade 10 and 11 high school students through the Launch Ignite Scholar Program. Ignite Scholars were encouraged to build a stronger foundation for college and career through participation in one-on-one advising, college and industry tours, and college and career…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Grade 10, Grade 11
Powers, Kenneth L. – Houston Independent School District, 2020
Project Explore targeted minority students in grades six through eight who attended 28 Houston Independent School District (HISD) middle schools during the 2019-2020 academic year. In 2019-2020, a total of 2,095 students were accepted for participation in the Project Explore program, and an additional 715 students were waitlisted for program…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Middle School Students, Program Evaluation
Houston Independent School District, 2020
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized under Title I of the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To comply with Title I, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) MEP works to assist migrant students to overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a…
Descriptors: School Districts, Migrant Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2020
This study explored postsecondary trends of Houston Independent School District (HISD) high school seniors over the past three years, including students who participated in direct advising sessions through Launch Senior. Three cohorts of students attended HISD schools in ninth through twelfth grades, culminating in either 2017-2018 (Cohort I) or…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Seniors, Academic Advising, College Attendance
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